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Nebraska Joins the Big Ten, Officially

It's a done deal,

Nebraska becomes the 12th program in the Big Ten.

The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval today for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2011, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2011-12 academic year. UNL will also seek admission into the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which can occur on or before July 1, 2011.

To our new brothers in Nebraska, welcome. We'll go cow tipping together. Prepare to live.

We'll have plenty more about our new brethren on Monday, but it's Friday at 5:30 CST, and we've all got better things to do than be on the computer. At least I hope you do.

Welcome aboard Nebraska. We're happy to have you... now. But when the season begins for real, we're gonna be merciless.